Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread


• 2 cups white flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
• 1 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
• 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (ripened)
• 2 large eggs

• 1/2 cups chocolate chips

• Non-Stick Cooking Spray


 Preheat oven to 350
 Combine in a bowl the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside
 Put sugar and butter in a large bowl and with a mixer blend on a low speed until a smooth paste is formed (creaming method)
 Add the bananas in and blend on a low speed until fully incorporated
 Add the vanilla and yogurt and blend until incorporated
 Add 1 egg at a time and blend until incorporated for each
 Slowly add the dry mixture of flour, salt, and baking soda into the large bowl while still blending on a low speed
 Blend for only a few more seconds to get all the edges and dry ingredients incorporated then turn off and set aside
 Put the chocolate into a bowl and melt in the microwave for 35-55 seconds taking them out every 15 to mix and make sure nothing is burned
 Add 1 cup of the banana bread mixture into the bowl of melted chocolate and mix until fully blended together
 Lightly spray 4 small loaf pans with cooking spray
 Pour about halfway into each of them the regular banana mixture
 Disperse the chocolate mixture to the tops of each evenly
 With a skewer make swirls into the chocolate and regular mixtures
 Place in the oven and cook for approximately 40-45 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean
 Take out, let cool, and enjoy

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